Mental Health Provider’s Role in Requests for a Reasonable Accommodation at Work

Employees with common mental health conditions have a right to a reasonable accommodation at work under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When requesting accommodations, a patient or client may need supporting documentation from their mental health provider. EEOC’s fact sheet briefly explains the law of reasonable accommodation and the mental health provider’s role in…

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APWU: Telework MOU Extended Until June 17, 2022

On May 6, 2022, APWU Clerk Craft Director Lamont Brooks agreed to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding Telework for Clerk Craft Employees at Customer Care Centers, Customer Retention Teams, and the Mailing Shipping Solution Center (MSSC, i.e., Mailing Requirements Clerks) until June 17, 2022. However, the Postal Service would not agree to extend…

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APWU: How to Report Hazards, Unsafe Conditions or Practices with PS Form 1767

This form is to be used to report hazards, unsafe conditions, work practice and, in the opinion of the APWU, hostile work environments. You can use this form to report anything that you think could jeopardize your health: Dirty conditions, pests, mold, disturbed or broken building materials (tiles, insulation, etc.) The form must be readily…

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APWU: OWCP Regional Resource Assistants for Human Relations Department

From: Liz Powell <epowell@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2022 Subject: OWCP Regional Resource Assistant Local/State Presidents, APWU Family As per our discussion on Monday’s call, if there is anyone in your local/state who is knowledgeable and actively involved in OWCP matters, that you would like to recommend to serve as a Regional Resource Assistant(s), please…

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OWCP representation for NALC members

March 2022 “One of the benefits of NALC membership is access to a highly experienced specialist who can advise injured workers on their claims at no expense to the member. While injured workers are not required to have a representative to file or process their claim, they do have the option to request a representative…

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Postal Bulletin: Prevent Heat Illnesses. Know the Signs and Act.

Rising temperatures can put employees at risk for heat illnesses. When the body is unable to cool itself by sweating, heat illnesses such as heat stress, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur. Symptoms range from mild and easily correctable to severe and potentially life-threatening. The United States Postal Service® (USPS®) implemented the…

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USPS: Learn more about reasonable accommodations

March 17, 2022 All federal agencies, including the Postal Service, must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, unless to do so would cause undue hardship for the Postal Service. Whether an accommodation would cause undue hardship is assessed by the Postal Service on a case-by-case basis. The goals of an accommodation…

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US DOL investigation of amputation injury finds serious, repeat violations at Greensboro USPS facility

News Release – March 11, 2022 US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INVESTIGATION OF AMPUTATION INJURY FINDS SERIOUS, REPEAT VIOLATIONS AT GREENSBORO US POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY Removed machine safety guard leads to serious, life-altering injury GREENSBORO, NC – An employee working as a mechanic at the U.S. Postal Service’s distribution center in Greensboro suffered a life-changing injury…

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